Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Okay! Musume Digest #61

Minna! Digest Dayo?

In this weeks Digest...

HouPri's new members are revealed to be Apprentices! A new SATOYAMA unit has been announced!? Just who can it be? MoMusu dress as humbugs for their new single! Fairies release the PV preview for their latest MV, which includes 3D graphics! Koisuru Fortune Cookie has a Staff ver! Bakusute Sotokonde Icchome reveal the short MV for their latest single! And a little bit more! Minna, do you want to Digest with me?

The Digest Dayo phrase is sticking with me now, and you can all blame Mano for being a part of the cast for Minna! Esper Dayo! xD I just love the saying, haha!

Anyway, this week I finally got off my ass and PV reviewed two videos I have wanted to review since they came out. It's nice to do something that isn't news based, to be honest, because July really has been all about news, hasn't it? Or at least it has here.

Also, this week I watched a few random movies... I watched Ted for the first time, and it was disappointing XD I also watched a series called The 10th Kingdom which I loved! I want a sequel... I really love fairytale movies, so this was amazing to watch! If anyone has fairytale movie suggestions, please tell me about them! <3

Anyways, enough with the chitter chatter, shall we get onto the Digest? Remember to use ctrl + f for easier navigation through the post! YAY!


#Hello! Project News
#Up-Front Promotion News
#AKS News
#Misc Idols and Groups News
#Pokemon & Misc News
#PV/Song Previews
#Press Release Event Video's

Video of the Week

HANABI!! by LinQ

I usually don't post PV's that I have reviewed recently for a Video of the Week, but seriously, this was one of the songs that I looped to death this week because I just enjoyed it so much! For me, this is a great summer song. It's energetic, fun and cheeful, and the look and feel of the PV itself just makes me think of how summer is, and what great food we can eat in the summer! Also, it makes me crave watermelon... and sweet corn... Oh, and shaved ice...


Picture of the Week


My friend commented on this image via FB with that phrase, and I just loved it! Of course I had to use it for the picture of the week... Thanks, Neru! XD

Okay, that all said and done, I do indeed that that it is time for the...


Hello! Pro Station #24 is here with MaiMai leading the show again, so be sure to check it out!

On this weeks Hello! Pro Station...

Morning Musume announce their 54th single! Berryz Kobou concert footage! More footage from the Yattaruchan duo Kananananana and Akari, where we also get to see the girls practice throwing pitches for the baseball game! Footage of C-ute in France! And Oda Sakura does another solo!? WHAT? Mai also shows off her fashionable clothes and talks about them for us! Also, Miyamoto Karin comments on... something... YEAH!!!


Risako really screams her lines, like 'oooh, no one can hear me!!! BETTER SCREAM!!!". Also, I love Oda Sakura's voice, but she had her solo last week. Can we get Eripon singing now, please? Kay, thanks, bye.

Also, the way Karin speaks, and her side profile... she looks a bit like Kamei Eri... ; A;

UF LICKS #23 is here for everyone to watch, with this weeks episode being lead by Asahi and Reina! Please enjoy~

In this weeks episode of UF LICKS...

Dia Lady's Lady Mermaid PV! Takahashi Ai hits the stage and sings us Resonant Blue! Also included are performances and rehearsals from the UFP groups and singers!


I don't even know why I post these episodes any more... Oh wait, I did it this week because of Dia Lady... also, why is there a box at the end of the show...?

Hello! Project News

A flyer for Berryz Kobou and S/mileage's up-coming stageplay Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~ has been revealed! The image shows a cooler, darker side to the groups.


Wait, is this about Joanne of Arc!? Hoy crap, it is, isn't it? And DAMN, Dawa and Risako... they look hot o-O

Twitter Image

A new SATOYAMA unit has been announced! Morning Musume's Sato Masaki and Juice=Juice's Miyamoto Karin make up the duo Jurin! The duo will debut with a DVD single release titled Hotaru Matsuri no Hi, which will release on September 4th for the general public, however the DVD single will be available at concerts from August 17th.


I did not expect this, but Holy crap... wow! An unlikely duo, but I am really excited to see what these two can bring, because one is so demure and soulless (Karin) and the other is such a restless kid! The combination may be awesome, and seriously... these two voices together, this will be awesome!

Now Satoyama has a shitty-singing duo (Peaberry) and now an awesome singing duo (Jurin). WOOHOO!!!!

Hello! Project News | J-Pop Idols

Morning Musume

The tracklists for Morningg Musume's 54th single Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke/Ai no Gundam has been revealed. It has also been revealed that the single will be released in seven editions; two regular and five limited.

Track List:

1. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke
2. Ai no Gundam
3. Bouya (Sayu, Fukuhime, Harunana, Masakissu & Harukyan) (Regular A & Limited D only)
4. Funwari Koibito Ichinensei (Eripon, Rihonbo, Zukkini, Ayumin & Sakuranbo) (Regular B & Limited E only)
5. Makeru Ki Shinai Kon'ya no Shoubu (Limited A, B & C)
(+ Instrumental tracks for the two main songs)

DVD Tracklist:

Limited A:
1. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (MV)
2. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (Dance shot)

Limited B:
1. Ai no Gundam (MV)
2. Ai no Gundam (Dance shot)

Limited C:
1. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (Close-Up ver.)
2. Ai no Gundam (Close-up ver.)
3. Making-of


I wonder if Ai no Gundam will actually have a PV, instead of a dance shot and close ups... or will it fail like Kimi Sae Ireba and Matenrou Show...


There will be a boxset available for Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke/Ai no Gundam that will include individual members photo tickets. Also, individual handshake tickets will be available when pre-ordering through forTUNE music.


Michishige Sayumi will hold a public broadcast of her radio show Konya mo Usa-chan Peace on September 30th.


A public broadcast? Sweet! Public broadcasts are always good, it can bring so much attention. Also, I am sure that there will be a sea of pink...

It has been announced that Oda Sakura will hold a solo fanclub event on August 22nd!


Oh, and what will it be called? Oda Sakura ~Personality no Challenge~ I want a Personality, too!? Okay, I kid, but seriously, I wonder what her personality (other than shy and demure) is?

Berryz Kobou

Tokunaga Chinami has announced on her blog that she will be releasing a Solo DVD this Summer!


And usually with a DVD, there is a also a PB... so please, give me some Chinami service in picture form!


It was announced through Suzuki Airi's blog that on August 20th, she will release a new photobook titled Oyo ga Nai Natsu.


I think that this kind of tells us that her scandal really was no big deal...

Yajima Maimi graces the cover of Baseball Game magazine!


Given that this is for a baseball magazine, I would have thought the Yattaruchan duo would be on the cover, and not Maimi. I mean, she didn't throw the first pitch, did she?

Up-Front Promotion News

It has been revealed that LoVendoЯ will make an appearence at the FM Fuji 25th Anniversary event on August 11th.


Please don't sing remixes of Re'ai Revolution... Please... Please... PLEEEEASE!!!!

LoVendoЯ News

Koharu Kusumi announced on her blog that she will be performing a selection of Kirarin Revolution songs at Idol Koushien on August 5th.


Holy crap, yes!!! Oh my god, YES!!!! Please, Koha, please sing Mizuiro Merodii! That is my favourite Kirarin song... ;_____; <3

Kusumi Koharu Official Blog

Up Up Girls have announced the release of their five disc DVD boxset, which will be titled Up Up Girls Taiban Angya (Kari) ~Official Bootleg Box~. It will be released in late August, and includes five concerts held by the group, as well as featuring other groups, between February and April.


Very nice, a must-have for the fans! Now, just to release a Special Boxset filled with PV's that they have created just for their fans, hm? ~~~~~


On July 20th at AKB48's Fukuoka Yafuoka! Dome tour it was announced, to the surprise of everyone, that there will be the formation of a new Kenkyuusei unit.

The announcement was originally going to be made at AKB48's Sapporo Dome tour, however was announced earlier instead. The unit will be made up of seven members including AKB48's 14th generation Kenkyuusei Kojima Mako (16), Nishino Miki (14) and Okada Nana (15), SKE48's 6th generation Kenkyuusei Kitagawa Ryoha (14), HKT48's 2nd generation Kenkyuusei Tashima Meru (13) and Tomonaga Mio (15), and NMB48's Kenkyuusei Shibuya Nagisa (16).

When handed the microphone, Tashima Meru cried to Sashihara Rino "Sashiko-chan, what should I do!". In response, Sasshi made the crowd laugh with her reply "Go home, go home! I don't know anything either."

"I heard this for the first time, but my name is Nana and it's a 7-member unit. So I think it's fate." - Okada Nana (AKB48 Kenkyuusei)

The new unit will perform for the first time during AKB48's upcoming Sapporo Dome tour, so be sure to look forward to it!


Will they get a single release at all? I would also like a PV, because PV's are pretty...


(From Top Left to Bottom: Type A, K & B)

The covers and track list for AKB48's 32nd single Koisuru Fortune Cookie have been revealed at last! The photographer for the single covers was Leslie Kee.

Track List:

1. Koisuru Fortune Cookie
2. Ai no Imi wo Kangaetemita  (Under Girls) (Type A, K & Theatre)

3. Kondokoso Ecstasy (Next Girls) (Type A)
4. Suitei Marmalade (Future Girls) (Type K)

5. Saigo no Door (Itano Tomomi Graduation Song) (Type B)
6. Namida no sei janai (Shinoda Mariko Graduation Song) (Type B)

7. Unknown Track (Theatre Edition)
(+ Instrumental tracks)

DVD Track List:

Type A:
1. Koisuru Fortune Cookie Music Video
2. Ai no Imi wo Kangaetemita  Music Video
3. Kondokoso Ecstasy Music Video
4. Special Video 1 Type A
5. Special Video 2 Type A

Type K:
1. Koisuru Fortune Cookie Music Video
2. Ai no Imi wo Kangaetemita  Music Video
3. Suitei Marmalade Music Video
4. Special Video 1 Type K
5. Special Video 2 Type K

Type B:
1. Koisuru Fortune Cookie Music Video
2. Saigo no Door  Music Video
3. Namida no sei janai Music Video
4. Special Video 1 Type B
5. Special Video 2 Type B


... Wait, why do the Under Girls only get one song, but Next Girls get 2!? EH!?

Tokyohive | J-Pop Idols


It has been revealed that HKT48's second single, which will release on Spetember 4th, has been titled Melon Juice. The 16 senbatsu members for the single have also been revealed!


[Team H]
Anai Chihiro, Ota Aika, Kodama Haruka, Sashihara Rino, Matsuoka Natsumi, Miyawaki Sakura, Murashige Anna, Motomura Aoi, Moriyasu Madoka
Tashima Meru, Tomonaga Mio, Fuchigami Mai, Akiyoshi Yuka, Okada Kanna, Okamoto Naoko, Tani Marika

The centre members for this single will be Tashima Meru and Tomonaga Mio.


I pray to fucking God that those fuzzy things are not their costumes... Holy fuck, they are UGLY!!! Also, surprise surprise, Meruru is centre in this again... why don't they just promote her already to a full member?


It has been announced that Ikoma Rina and Shiraishi Mai will be starring in the movie adaptation of Bad Boys J. The movie is slated for a Theatre release on November 9th in Japan.

Shiraishi Mai will play the role of Shigeoki Daiki's girlfriend, whilst Ikoma Rina, who made cameo appearances in the Drama series, will take on the role of a part-timer who falls in love Iwamoto Hikaru.


I never watched the series itself, but it's great to hear that there will be a movie adaptation and that these girls will be taking on strong roles. Well done, girls!

Misc Idols and Groups News

It has been announced that Bakusute Sotokande Icchome will be re-releasing their first indie DVD boxset for the general public. Furthermore, there will also be a second boxset available covering their activity fro their major debut to the present.


This sounds interesting, and also a must have item for die-hard Bakusute fans! Hopefully all who want it will get it, so yeah... go get it!

(From Top Left to Bottom Right: Regular Edition, Limited A, B, C, D and E)

The covers for THE Possible's next single, titled Otome! Be Ambitious! have been revealed! There are six editions available, and the single will be released on September 11th.


I do quite like THE Possible's covers for their songs, because I love the focus on the girls... if MoMusu did that, though, we would have a lot of editions to collection. Now, imagine if AKB did that... o-O

The two new 'Apprentice' members of Houkago Princess are Fukuhara Kyoka (Left) and Nagasawa Marina (Right). These two girls are new members alongside 5th generation Cadet candidate, Sakurai Riho.

Both Kyoka and Marina seem to be the first two 'Apprentices', and seem to have a lower rank than cadets. They have yet to be given blogs or Twitter accounts.

Kyoka is good at ballet, whilst Marina is good with voice imitation.


I am glad to finally see profiles of the girls, however it seems that the staff are trying to keep the new site under wraps for now, as it has reverted back to how it was last night. O well! I am just happy to see their images, and it seems I got a name wrong when I was updating the HouPri profiles or something...

PV/Song Previews

The PV preview for Fairies' new song Hikari no Hate ni has finally been revealed! The video makes use of 3D projection mapping, and shows the girls interacting with their 3D scenery in this fun PV! Be sure to check it out!


I do feel that, at times, the video drags on with the long shots and that they should have cut them short, because it just feels like they are showing off the 3D effects and not the girls, which for me is highly disappointing. There are too many long shots, even in this small preview...

A 'Staff Version' Music Video for AKB48's 32nd single, Koisuru Fortune Cookie, has been released! Be sure to take a look at the video and enjoy the fun that is the Staff of AKS dancing to the song!


Holy crap, this is hilarious! Everyone, watch it... NOW!!! XD XD Watch it until the end!!!!

This... is... GOLD!!!

The short PV for Bakusute Sotokande Icchome's Bishoujo Mokushiroku has been released, so be sure to check it out!


Okay, I did not expect the song that started playing, that was for sure... I am used to this group being quite Idol-like and energetic, not cool and, well... quite sexy! That said, this is pretty damn awesome! Their group chemistry is awesome! And also, they need to give their capes to Meimi, because they look awfully Vampire-ish...

Press Release/Promotional Videos

IkebukuroTV have released more footage from C-ute's press event at Japan Expo. The clip is 28 minutes long, so please sit back and enjoy!


This is gonna be a loooooong video... ._.

The 'Making of' video for Fairies' Hikari no Hate ni has been revealed, showing fans how 3D projection mapping works, and how the girls have interacted with the scenery to make the MV come to life. Be sure to check it out!


I have to say, seeing this short making of makes it a lot more impressive to watch for me. You can really see how the girls really did have to interact with the images in order to bring everything to life! It's amazing, and I look forward to the PV so much more now! Bring it on, Fairies!

A trailer for the Minna! Esper Dayo! boxset has been uploaded, so be sure to check it out if yu enjoyed this series!


Mano is seriously sekushii... ahhh, why was her sexy persona never shown in Hello! Project? Such a shame...

JIJIPRESS have released footage from Ishida Ayumi's Press Release event for her first photobook. Be sure to check it out!


Why isn't the JAWS theme playing in the background!?


And that is all we have time for this week! Once again, thank you all for tuning into the Digest and updating yourself with Idoru News! Let's all hope that next week will be filled with plenty of news as well. Until then, though... Ja ne!!!


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